Start Your Bucket List

I am home from my bucket list trip, one that came to me as I felt the urgency to live life a different way after I had received news of the progression of my MS in February. All these things that we put off for ‘one day’, I felt the need to plan and make them happen.

But there is no way I could do them without the love and encouragement of my friends and family. I enjoyed my time in the USA, however there is truly no place like home and the great country we live in. Australia…. 🇦🇺

It’s hard to imagine all our country has suffered in the last 5 years, and how true was Dorothea MacKellar in her poem, My Country “I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of ragged mountain ranges. Of drought and flooding rains.” And although this great country can be harsh sometimes, she is beautiful (and there is nothing like our coffee!!)

To our friends who are suffering with the current swollen river systems, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and I wish we could help in some way.

💐Thankyou to all the people who made this trip possible;

• To Sean & Ashley Flynn. Jim and I arrived at your arena with little warning in July. I told you what I was looking for and what I wanted to achieve. I wanted a mare we could take home, beautiful type, extremely well bred, the whole package. Something that could shape the genetic development of the Australian Performance Horse Industry. Thank you for finding me ‘Babe’ and training her so beautifully. Billy Wolfe – Wolf Livestock, thank you for selling her to me. Maddie Flynn you love her as we love her, and you prepare her so well every time. Thankyou for all you do.

• John Mitchell at Slate River Ranch, you always give such great advice. I appreciate all the knowledge you are so willing to share. You are so true to your roots and the performance horse industry in Australia. We all love following your success. Thank you for all you do for us.

• To Holly and Ben Royal, who encouraged supported and clapped for us on this journey. Thank you for making us feel it was all possible.

• Treen and Leah, I called and told you my plans and asked if you wanted to come, and there was never any doubt, just a ‘yes’ straight away! You girls were the best travelling partners and we have made memories for a lifetime. As we said every day ‘We are here for a good time, not a long time’ and I believe we succeeded in our mission. I will forever be indebted to you and your support.

• To the many people who messaged, encouraged, and engaged in my travelling story, you had an understanding of the urgency of what I was trying to achieve in this journey, and I really appreciate your support every step of the way.

However, there are three people who stand behind me and constantly support and encourage me to go after my dreams. Jim, Peter and Olivia, you make all this possible. When I doubt myself, you all encourage. Not once to you question any of my crazy desires and ideas. I am so grateful to have such a supportive and loving family 🫶🏻

🙏🏻 I hope that by sharing my journey in this way, it may inspire others to chase their dreams. No matter what you perceive as the things blocking your journey, if you have something on your bucket list, or a deep desire to do something, I pray you find a way.

“Find a way to be you. Follow your dreams. Push yourself and don’t settle. Live your life with enthusiasm and always, always be you.”

If you would like an accountability partner, or someone you can share your goals and dreams with, tell me what they are in the comments below, or DM me. I look forward to sharing the next stage of the development of the MacCallum Performance brand with you.

🤍 Lynda

📸Emily Coffeen Photography

Brazos Bash, at Bosque Ranch




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